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Ingrown Toenail Was Oozing In The Nurse's Office


Author: Stacey H.
Date: 12-16-2015
Views: 3,582
Word Count: 359
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10832-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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My son has a habit of cutting his nails very short, which has resulted in repeated instances of ingrown toenails. Recently he stubbed his toe very hard, and this resulted in an infection in his toe that lasted nearly two weeks!

We were treating this infection at home with hot water soaks and triple antibiotic ointment found at the local pharmacy. Unfortunately, the infection was only getting worse, not better.

After receiving my Premium Starter Kit, my sponsor recommended to first soak the toe in an epsom salt bath and then to apply a drop of Purification essential oil to the toe. This would allow the essential oil to seep into the crevice at the edge of the nail at the site of the infection. After application of the oil, my son went to bed.

We repeated the process in the morning before he went to school. I also put the triple antibiotic on it with a bandage simply because the affected area was confined inside my son's warm, moist sock and shoe. I admit that I was not yet completely aware of the power of Purification essential oil.

During the day, my son had to see the school nurse because all of the nasty infection made its way to the surface and oozed out of his toe. The skin appeared wrinkled and actually was peeling on the surface. Apparently the infection had "fevered" in the skin and swollen so badly that the skin became damaged.

Fortunately now the skin is nearly healed. I regret that I did not take photos because honestly I do not know how anyone could believe this tale unless they were to see it for themselves. I certainly do not think that I myself would have believed it were possible to see such a result after applying only 2 single drops of Purification essential oil roughly 12 hours apart.

I have not had to treat my son's toe again with any more essential oils. Regardless, I am thinking that, while he is home these next couple of weeks for the holidays, we will try applying Frankincense essential oil to help with the skin rejuvenation.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
2.Associated topics: infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
3.Associated topics: infection — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
4.Associated topics: infection — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
5.Associated topics: infection — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
6.Associated topics: infection,skin-infection — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
7.Associated topics: ingrown-nail — "Tea tree oil contributes to the successful treatment of toenail fungus [onychomycosis]."Link
8.Associated topics: ingrown-nail — "Topical therapy, including [tea tree oil].., provide[s] improvement in nail appearance and symptomatology.... The use of a topical preparation [such as tea tree oil] in conjunction with debridement is an appropriate initial treatment strategy."Link

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